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Through our Learning Center program, we research leading practices and offer educational opportunities for all those working on the complex social issue of homelessness.  

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The Learning Center

Services 

The Learning Center equips our community with tools and information to be more effective.

Our current services include:

  • Leading trainings and workshops that build capacity and professional development.
  • Researching and publishing information that highlights community needs and offers solutions.
  • Promoting and partnering with existing training resources and develop new or additional trainings.
  • Serve as a resource for other systems of care to learn about homeless services and share information and resources.

For more information about the Learning Center, trainings or how to host your own training please contact Dave Thomas at 312.379.0301 x 12 or dthomas@allchicago.org.

Resources 

Research and Reports by All Chicago

All Chicago Data Dashboard

All Chicago Data Dashboard 2016 Q2
All Chicago Data Dashboard 2016 Q1

All Chicago Data Dashboard 2015 Q4
All Chicago Data Dashboard 2015 Q3
All Chicago Data Dashboard 2015 Q2
All Chicago Data Dashboard 2015 Q1 

Current Graphics, Reports, Guides & Assessments
MacArthur Foundation: How Housing Matters in Chicago Conference White Paper
Press Release: Impact of homelessness prevention programs on homelessness
Housing is a Core Issue Infographic
All Chicago Veteran Resource Guide 2015
Student Emergency Fund: A Needs Assesment

Evaluation of Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, conducted a two-year independent evaluation of how the Plan to End Homelessness has impacted Chicago's homeless system. The final reports have been released and are available for review.

Initial Results
In November 2010, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the first year results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness in two reports. View the Qualitative Report and the Quantitative Report to learn more. For additional information about the initial results, see the researchers' Power Point Presentation (March 2011).

Final Results
In September 2011, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final results of the Evaluation of Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness. Read the final report or view the researchers' Power Point Presentation detailing the results.

Final Provider Survey Report
In May 2012, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final provider survey results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness. View the final report to learn more.

Final Youth Report
In June 2012, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final youth results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness: Youth Component. Read the final report of the researchers detailing the results.

Useful Links

National Organizations
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Homes for the Homeless/Institute for Children & Poverty
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Center on Family Homelessness
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Housing Law Project
Technical Assistance Collaborative
Find Government Offices in your County

National Government Agencies
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration on Children Youth and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD Office of HIV/AIDS Housing
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Programs Office
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Training Materials 

2015 Learning Center Trainings and Materials

Technical Assistance Training Series Presentation Materials:

2016 Trainings

February 2, 2016 - Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule Training
Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule - Webinar 
Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule - PP Handout

September 27, 2016 - How To's of Government Funding Beyond HUD Grants 
How To's of Government Funding Beyond HUD Grants - Webinar
 

October 21, 2016 - CoC Orientation 
Presentation Slides
CoC Terms and Acronyms
HUD CoC Funding Process

 

2015 Trainings

January 16, 2015- HMIS Pefermance & Evaluation Training
HMIS Performance & Evalution - PowerPoint Presentation 

February 20, 2015- Housing First Model Training
Housing First Model - PowerPoint Presentation 

March 27, 2015- Defining & Recording Chronic Homelessness Training
Defining & Recording Chronic Homelessness - PowerPoint Presentation 

April 9, 2015 - PTSD: Beyond Basics Training
PTSD: Beyond the Basics

April 24, 2015- Robert's Rules of Order Training 
Robert's Rules Of Order - PowerPoint Presentation 

May 29, 2015 - Match and Leverage Training
Match and Leverage - PowerPoint Presentation 
In Kind MOU Example
Match Sources Documentation Quiz
CoC Interim Rule 

June 26, 2015 - Program Models Chart Training
Program Models Chart - PowerPoint Presentation
Chicago Program Models Chart

July 8, 2015 - Human Trafficking in the Homeless System (presented by Darci Jenkins of Heartland Alliance) 
Human Trafficking Identification & Responsible Response to Survivors - PowerPoint Presentation

July 9, 2015 - Employment Resources for Veterans (presented by AmericaWorks & National Able)

Employment Resources for Veterans - PowerPoint Presentation

September 18, 2015 - All Chicago 101
All Chicago 101 - PowerPoint Presentation

October 27, 2015 - LGBTQ Cultural Competency & Fair Housing

LGBTQ Youth: Experiencing Homelessness At The Margins of the Margins

LGBTQ Cultural Competency

Transforming The Safety Net into a Trampoline

October 30, 2015 - Continuum of Care Orientation
CoC Orientation - PowerPoint Presentation 

November 12, 2015 - Using Public Benefits to Combat Homelessness
Using Public Benefits to Combat PowerPoint Presentation 
City Enrollment Paralegals
Domestic Violence Specific DHS Rules
Self-Advocacy Worksheet for GED Students - TANF recipients 
Domestic Volence Definitions and Proof
20 Most Common IDHS Acronyms
Public Benefits Quick Reference Guide DRAFT
Tips for Navigating the DHS Appeal Process

Impact 

In 2016 the Learning Center held 120 trainings for more than 2,500 people.